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David Kaye @davidakaye
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Time did the right thing today by awarding #TimePersonOfTheYear to journalists. It inspired me to look back at how @UN_SPExperts have emphasized the epidemic of attacks on journalists/ism just this year
following are just some of the attacks on journalists we highlighted. a core fact is that most attacks, and most abuses of human rights, are not held accountable.
the @Time 'award' takes place against the backdrop of @realDonaldTrump's attacks on truth
it's hard to know the extent to which those who attack journalists feel enabled by trump, but certainly his silence says something. no more than in the case of #JamalKhashoggi's murder, which @AgnesCallamard #WGEID & I raised with @antonioguterres last month
as you read, @mariaressa, one of the leading journalists in the #Philippines, recognized by @Time, & her creation @rapplerdotcom face the harassment of tax charges
no review of the year can be complete without noting the huge numbers of journalists held, some sentenced to life in prison, in #Turkey ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/…
the #Bangladeshi photo-journalist Shahidul Alam was detained earlier this year, only recently released. NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23451&LangID=E
the @Reuters journalists #WaLone & #KyawSoeOo remain in prison, sentenced to 7 years for reporting on massacres of #Rohingya in #Myanmar, and @OfficialSuuKyi remains defensive, unmoved. ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…
the investigation into the brutal and blatant murder of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia remains unresolved spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/…
in #Belarus, a harsh crackdown on journalism continued through the year, which the SR for the country Miklós Haraszti criticized in the summer ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/…
#Cambodia clamped down on media freedom ahead of elections ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/…
journalists in #India faced death threats and other harassment, such as @RanaAyyub ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/…
let's not forget the murders of journalists in #Afghanistan in the spring ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/…
there was #Egypt's seeking of death penalty for photo-journalist #Shawkan (who should have been released already) and the detention of others including Wael Abbas spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/…
this thread isn't meant to be comprehensive - i could easily go on. many other countries don't allow independent voices, detaining journos, bloggers, academics, defenders, more. you can search for our communications to govts here: spcommreports.ohchr.org/Tmsearch/TMDoc… /end
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